What Is a Throttle Body Sensor?

Answer In internal combustion engines, a throttle is a valve used to manage the amount of air that enters the engine. The throttle body sensor refers to the sensor used to monitor the throttle position.

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How to Remove a 90 LS TPS Sensor From a Throttle Body?

The throttle position sensor, or TPS, in a 90 LS engine is designed to measure the angle of the throttle and express this angle in a percentage value. The engine control module, or ECM, uses this a... Read More »

How to Fix GM's Bad Throttle Position Sensor?

The throttle position sensor (TPS) is part of the fuel system in a GM vehicle. It sits at the end of the throttle shaft on the throttle body, and is responsible for monitoring fuel delivery based o... Read More »

How to Tell If the Throttle Position Sensor Is Bad?

The throttle position sensor, or TPS, is located on the side of the throttle body, attached with small metric steel screws. This sensor measures the angle of the throttle butterfly and sends this i... Read More »

What is the throttle position sensor?

A throttle position sensor does exactly what its name implies. It is responsible for monitoring the position of the throttle in an internal combustion engine. The information collected by the throt... Read More »